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David Copperfield says he's found Fountain of Youth
Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/15/06 | Jane Sutton

Posted on 08/15/2006 3:37:23 PM PDT by My2Cents

David Copperfield says he's found Fountain of Youth
By Jane Sutton Tue Aug 15

The man who made the Statue of Liberty appear to vanish may soon claim to do the same for unsightly bags and wrinkles.

Master illusionist David Copperfield says he has found the "Fountain of Youth" in the southern Bahamas, amid a cluster of four tiny islands he recently bought for $50 million (26.4 million pounds).

One of his islands in the Exuma chain, Musha Cay, is a private resort that rents for up to $300,000 a week and the other islands serve as buffers to keep prying eyes away from celebrity guests on the white sand beaches.

Copperfield is coy about his reasons for the Fountain of Youth claim, but the man best known for entertaining with grand deception insists his archipelago also contains the legendary waters that bestow perpetual youth. Seriously.

"I've discovered a true phenomenon," he told Reuters in a telephone interview. "You can take dead leaves, they come in contact with the water, they become full of life again. ... Bugs or insects that are near death, come in contact with the water, they'll fly away. It's an amazing thing, very, very exciting."

Copperfield, who turns 50 next month, said he had hired biologists and geologists to examine its potential effect on humans but he's not inviting visitors to swim in or drink from it just yet.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fraud; magic; pl
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Let me guess....In a year or so he'll be selling his own bottled water.
1 posted on 08/15/2006 3:37:24 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: My2Cents

He thinks he's found a Fountain of Dumbasses to buy his crap.


2 posted on 08/15/2006 3:39:01 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: My2Cents

the fact that he had $50million is disturbing.


3 posted on 08/15/2006 3:39:43 PM PDT by jw777
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To: My2Cents

"David Copperfield says he's found Fountain of Youth"

What's its name and how long has he been banging it?


4 posted on 08/15/2006 3:39:56 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: My2Cents
In a year or so he'll be selling his own bottled water urine.
There. Messianic fix.

 

5 posted on 08/15/2006 3:40:04 PM PDT by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: Baynative

From a magician?? nah.


7 posted on 08/15/2006 3:41:44 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Suzy Quzy

Fountain of Ambiguously Gay Magicians who once hired Claudia Schiffer is more like it.


8 posted on 08/15/2006 3:41:51 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: My2Cents
Bugs or insects that are near death, come in contact with the water, they'll fly away. It's an amazing thing, very, very exciting."

After quenching their thirsts, bugs fly away? Woop-de-doo. I've got a puddle in the back yard where you can see the same phenomenon.

9 posted on 08/15/2006 3:42:06 PM PDT by Millee (A joke then, a joke N.O.W.)
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To: My2Cents; beaversmom
Bugs or insects that are near death

How does one know if a bug or insect is near death?

10 posted on 08/15/2006 3:42:12 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: My2Cents

Abbra-Kadabra Nip & Tuck snakeoil juice.


11 posted on 08/15/2006 3:42:28 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: Suzy Quzy
He thinks he's found a Fountain of Dumbasses to buy his crap.

I'd bet on him finding a Fountain of Dumbasses. There never seems to be any shortage.

12 posted on 08/15/2006 3:42:59 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: TXBubba
How does one know if a bug or insect is near death?

From the little tiny insect voice: "Help me! Help me!"

13 posted on 08/15/2006 3:43:40 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: Riley

We have at LEAST 33% of our population that are dumbasses.


14 posted on 08/15/2006 3:44:25 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Riley

We have at LEAST 33% of our population that are dumbasses.


15 posted on 08/15/2006 3:44:36 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: My2Cents

Let ME guess.....it's magic. ;)


16 posted on 08/15/2006 3:45:14 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Millee

The 'Puddle of Youth' doesn't quite have the same ring to it. :-)


17 posted on 08/15/2006 3:45:38 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: My2Cents
Let me guess....In a year or so he'll be selling his own bottled water

I always thought if one rented a hotel room in Beverly Hills, and started bottling the sink water, people would pay top $ for BH Tap.
18 posted on 08/15/2006 3:45:40 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: My2Cents

I guess I always miss that part while stomping on them.


19 posted on 08/15/2006 3:46:16 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: Republicus2001
David Copperfield....hmmm
I am waiting for a similar claim by Miles Cupperwith !
20 posted on 08/15/2006 3:47:02 PM PDT by Reily
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To: TXBubba
How does one know if a bug or insect is near death?

If it's in my house death is imminent.

21 posted on 08/15/2006 3:47:24 PM PDT by OSHA (Lose money FAST playing penny stocks. Ask me how!)
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To: My2Cents
Yeah, it's called Botox..

sw

22 posted on 08/15/2006 3:47:26 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 13:5; 12:6.)
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To: jw777

Why? He's very entertaining. More fun than watching my Brownies lose!!!


23 posted on 08/15/2006 3:47:31 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Suzy Quzy
He thinks he's found a Fountain of Dumbasses to buy his crap.

You've got that right. I can just picture the earth worshiping liberals flocking down there and paying thousands for a dip in mother earths womb water.

24 posted on 08/15/2006 3:47:39 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: My2Cents

$300,000 a week? Well, he certainly found a way to make rich people' money disappear! Can you imagine being so rich that a week's vacation at $300,000 sounds reasonable???? UNBELIEVABLE.


25 posted on 08/15/2006 3:49:00 PM PDT by Hildy (To save us both time, assume I know everything...)
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To: My2Cents

26 posted on 08/15/2006 3:49:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: TXBubba

How does one know if a bug or insect is near death?
or if a bug is a crawler how does it fly away?


27 posted on 08/15/2006 3:49:41 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: SF Republican
or if a bug is a crawler how does it fly away?

Well, that's easy. The magic youthful water can also give it new attributes.

28 posted on 08/15/2006 3:50:59 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: My2Cents

IMO, that story had nothing to do with the fountain of youth, he just said that because he probably is doing some twenty year old.


29 posted on 08/15/2006 3:51:05 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Baynative
I smell a scam in the works!

"I will make your money....*disappear!*"

30 posted on 08/15/2006 3:51:05 PM PDT by steveo (ADVERTISEMENT)
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To: Callahan
"Fountain of Ambiguously Gay Magicians who once hired Claudia Schiffer is more like it."


- Isn't Copperfield the magician who slyly tipped his hand when he changed the classic stage trick of escaping from a locked trunk to one where he escaped from a locked closet?
31 posted on 08/15/2006 3:51:42 PM PDT by finnigan2
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To: My2Cents

He wears more makeup than those models he dates.


32 posted on 08/15/2006 3:51:43 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: My2Cents

Hopefully I can buy some of this stuff to bring my pet rock back to life. He just sits there...


33 posted on 08/15/2006 3:53:10 PM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is more dangerous to the world now that Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: jw777
the fact that he had $50 million is disturbing.

What is so disturbing about that?

34 posted on 08/15/2006 3:53:39 PM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: My2Cents
From the little tiny insect voice: "Help me! Help me!"

LOL

35 posted on 08/15/2006 3:53:51 PM PDT by jla
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To: My2Cents

Paging Art Bell, please pick up on wildcard line...


36 posted on 08/15/2006 3:54:27 PM PDT by ChessMan (It's not just a tagline, it's an adventure)
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To: Paved Paradise

I'm not saying he's entertaining, but that is a lot of entertaining! I think i am more shocked, than anything, that he is paid so well.

Browns will do better this year. Some nice offseason acquisitions. Plus, Kellen Jr. is back right?


37 posted on 08/15/2006 3:54:52 PM PDT by jw777
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To: spectre
Yeah, it's called Botox..

No! It's called "Viagra."

38 posted on 08/15/2006 3:55:44 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (WARNING: Alcohol may cause you to think you are whispering when you are definitely not.)
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To: Popman

The fact that he has it. Did you not read the post? LOL.


39 posted on 08/15/2006 3:55:46 PM PDT by jw777
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To: My2Cents

And for his next trick, he will make $300,000 disappear!


40 posted on 08/15/2006 3:56:06 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Suzy Quzy
We have at LEAST 33% of our population that are dumbasses.

The numbers are much higher than that - look at the things people buy and wear and watch on TV these days.
41 posted on 08/15/2006 3:56:41 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Riley

Fluid of Youth has a yucky kind of ring to it.


42 posted on 08/15/2006 3:57:06 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: TXBubba

I know how to tell when a rat is near death...

He starts complaining about electronic voting machines.


43 posted on 08/15/2006 3:57:46 PM PDT by dangus
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To: RobRoy

Is he pining for the fjords?


44 posted on 08/15/2006 3:58:40 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

I think he is an "Ex-rock".


45 posted on 08/15/2006 4:01:38 PM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is more dangerous to the world now that Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: dangus

LOL..good one


46 posted on 08/15/2006 4:02:05 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: My2Cents

Sadly, what Mr. Copperfield neglects to realize is, fountain of youth or not, he's still a phenomenal dork.


47 posted on 08/15/2006 4:04:42 PM PDT by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Un-dead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: jw777
The fact that he has it. Did you not read the post? LOL.

I must be dense.

The man has 50 million which in todays money is not really a lot of jack. He spends it on an private island for himself. He is extremely talented and in a very exclusive club of magicians, so it's not surprising at all he has 50 million to buy himself an island.

After he successful markets the island as a "fountain of youth" he will sell for probably 150 million.

Yes, I find that also very disturbing < / sarc>

48 posted on 08/15/2006 4:04:53 PM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: My2Cents

So, has he tried it on himself, and what does he look like now?

No pictures?


49 posted on 08/15/2006 4:09:20 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: My2Cents

"Let me guess....In a year or so he'll be selling his own bottled water."

I saw a special about the springs down there a few years ago. The characteristic of the water was that it had high levels of Lithium. It makes you feel better. There's already a similar water on the market and I think it's called Willard's Water.


50 posted on 08/15/2006 4:13:39 PM PDT by dljordan
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